Bayete Zulu Private

A view from the deck overlooking an infinity pool toward the waterhole at Bayete Zulu Private

Luxury chalets – 3 chalets only – 6 Guests Max

Bayete Zulu Private is set in a secluded fever tree forest and accommodates only six guests. Intimate and exclusive, the lodge offers the perfect escape for couples or small families seeking a luxury bush getaway where you can set your own pace.

This fully catered lodge is uniquely designed with a central open plan lounge and dining room leading onto a private deck and rim-flow pool overlooking an active dam in the shade of fever trees.

The three air-conditioned chalets, each with a private deck, are beautifully appointed all with luxury amenities. The night sky can be enjoyed around a crackling fire in the boma. All meals and two game drives daily are included in your stay.


When staying at Bayete Zulu Private you can rest assured that game drives will provide excellent close encounters with the ‘Big-5’ and multiple opportunities to view other plains game. For keen birdwatchers, the reserve boasts over 400 bird species.

The Lodge offers two game drives per day (timing depends on the season), during which your experienced guides will share their knowledge and love of the African bush. Game drives at Bayete Zula will not only be informative but entertaining too. Each drive will take place in open safari vehicles and traditionally lasts between 2 and 3 hours.

Morning Game Drives: The morning game drive leaves between 5:30 am and 6 am. Your guide will select a spot to enjoy the stunning views, whilst enjoying a morning refreshment.

Afternoon Game Drives: The afternoon game drive leaves between 4pm and 5pm. After sundowners and snacks, your guides will use the spotlight to find nocturnal animals, before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Nocturnal species such as ant-bear (aardvark), leopard, genets, night jars, and a host of smaller creatures may also be encountered on these later drives.

Game drives have access to almost 23 000 hectares making up the Manyoni Game Reserve and strict vehicle limits at animal sightings ensure an exclusive game viewing experience. Guides are also in constant radio contact with each other keeping track of animal movements.

Please note: food and drink not included on self-catering bookings


  • Lounge with fireplace and satellite TV
  • Small library
  • Indoor & outdoor dining area
  • Bar
  • Full kitchen with a Nespresso machine
  • Large deck and rim-flow pool overlooking a dam
  • Boma


Three luxury en-suite chalets (accommodating 6 people) with air-conditioners and ceiling fans, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom comprises of an indoor shower, his and hers vanity and toilet as well as an alfresco shower, bath and vanity. Each chalet has a private deck with stunning views of the dam.

The open plan central area comprises of a lounge with satellite TV, fireplace and a small library, a dining area and a kitchen and bar with a Nespresso coffee machine. This central indoor area leads onto a large deck with a rim-flow pool overlooking a dam which attracts a flow of wildlife and is a fantastic birding spot. Meals can be enjoyed in the open-plan dining room, outdoors on the main deck or in the boma. Private dinners are available on request.

A manager, cook, housekeepers, and a ranger will ensure your needs are met.

  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Ages under 3 years – stay free of charge
  • Children between 3 – 12 years – pay 50% of adult rate

Getting there

Bayete Zulu Homestead is an easy three-hour drive from King Shaka Airport in Durban, just 33km north of Hulhluwe, and a six-hour drive from Johannesburg.

  • Closest Airport : King Shaka International Airport
  • (Durban) – ±2.5 to 3 hours (276km)
  • Flights into King Shaka : Emirates, Qatar, BA, SAA, Airlink


The morning game drive normally leaves between 5:30 am and 6 am
The afternoon game drive leaves between 4 pm and 5 pm


When you are booked into an exclusive lodge you enjoy the luxury of setting the time of when you go out on your game drives – you can also extend your drives (additional charge per hour after 3 hours).


HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
US$780.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $234.00
Children 6 – 11 years $390.00

SHOULDER SEASON 01/05/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 15/11/20
US$590.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $177.00
Children 6 – 11 years $295.00

Catered Rates are fully inclusive of:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & game drive snacks)
  • Local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 2 x Game Drives per day
  • Bayete Zulu Private – 1 x Elephant Interaction per person per stay

Catered Rates exclude:

  • Conservation Levy
  • Transfers
  • Premium brand and imported beverages
  • Gratuities & items of a personal nature

Self-Catered Rates include: [Minimum 4 guests]

  • Accommodation
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A cook & housekeeper
  • 2 x Game Drives per day

Self-Catered Rates exclude:

    • All meals and beverages
    • Conservation Levy
    • Transfers
    • Merchandise purchases
    • Gratuities & items of a personal nature

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Extra Info

Passports Everyone traveling to South Africa must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of travel.

No inoculations are legally required for entry. However, you may want to check with your local immunization and inoculation clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to South Africa.

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